Tag Archives: Vascular and Lifestyle Factors

Chief Medical Officer’s Report: Health 2040 – Better Health Within Reach (DHSC / BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The latest annual report from Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England expects a health revolution (sic), with a more prominent re-positioning of healthier lifestyles in society, by 2040: “The environment we live in must … Continue reading

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Dementia Risk Reduction: Suggestions for Lifestyle Modification (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News / AAIC)

Summary A large-scale international review, by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care (LCDPIC), suggests that perhaps one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if people took steps to follow healthier lifestyles and so protect their … Continue reading

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Physical Activity in Midlife May Not Reduce Risk of Developing Dementia: No Harm in Trying (BMJ)

Summary The general consensus in the literature has tended to suggest that mid-life physical activity is typically beneficial, in part as a lifestyle choice which is likely to contribute to a reduced risk of developing cognitive decline and / or … Continue reading

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Consumption of Nuts Reduces Risks of Early Mortality and Neurodegenerative Diseases? (BBC News / NHS Choices / International Journal of Epidemiology)

Summary Researchers at Maastricht University have discovered there is a 23% lower chance of death over a 10-year study period in people eating 10g (0.3oz) or more of nuts or peanuts per day. Over 120,000 Dutch middle-aged to elderly men … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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Tobacco Use and Dementia (WHO / BBC News)

Summary This World Health Organization (WHO) document is part of a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. It has been prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and summarises the current evidence. “Smokers have a 45% higher risk of … Continue reading

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Public Health England Business Plan for 2014/15 (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England business plan for 2014 and 2015 defines PHE’s core functions, discusses achievements so far, and lists plans for the next year to protect and improve the public’s health and reduce health inequalities. Full Text Link … Continue reading

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Association Between Cynicism and Dementia (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland have discovered some evidence that people’s world view, attitude to life and personality may have an impact on their mental / physical health; specifically their risk of developing dementia. This small study indicates … Continue reading

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NHS Choices Guide to Long-Term Conditions and Self-Care (NHS Choices)

Summary NHS Choices has produced an online guide about self-care for people living with long-term conditions. This guide offers legal, financial and health-related advice and practical information. There is a self-assessment tool to help as a starting pointer. The main … Continue reading

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Smoking Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) “Smokefree Health Harms” campaign highlights the damage to health which can be caused by smoking. The inhalation of dangerous chemicals from cigarettes (such as arsenic and cyanide) can damage the vascular system and major organs, … Continue reading

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